I have a have time dropping the f-bomb (and obviously I mean fiancé)! I always thought I would relish in the days of fiancé-ness but now that I’m here I feel pretentious whenever I say it. Usually I can avoid it by simply saying “Mr. Gloss” rather than ‘my fiance’ but for people who don’t know his name it is hard to avoid! Mostly this happens in work/elevator conversations, when discussing weekend plans, etc. with coworkers who may not know my fiancé’s name. Before I would say ‘Oh, my boyfriend and I are going to do so and so this weekend’, and now I have to replace that word with fiancé. Or during introductions – I can’t say, this is my boyfriend Mr. Gloss, and I avoid the f-bomb like it’s the plague, so I say, “This is…..Mr. Gloss” usually with an awkward pause to replace where I avoided saying 'my fiance'.
It’s absolutely not a commitment issue, and I am very excited to be able to say “My husband”, I just have a huge problem saying fiancé.
Has this happened to anyone else?